|About the Book|
As an aid worker currently in Sudan, I just had to grab this book. The story of Emma is not actually what is central to the book. Its almost as if she and her marriage to a war lord is some skeleton holding together the true story, the story of The Sudan. That being said, its all very well written, very informative, and for someone currently in the context (and are you ready for a shocker?) the people, the places, and the feeling for those in aid to Sudan is VERY similar to how it is now. Many of the characters I feel have been reincarnated into people I know, work with, am friends with, etc. Even I see a reflection of myself in the story... they have a saying in Sudan once you drink from the Nile you are destined to return. I think its clear from this story it is true for all of us that work, live, and love in Sudan. You keep coming back and even when not there, Sudan is carried with you. It was odd, but also quite amazing to see this reflected in a book. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Sudan (of course,) but also those interested in aid and conflict. Its a little mini look inside.